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Prof. Mārcis Auziņš, Head of the Department of Experimental Physics of the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry, University of Latvia.

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Latvia is a green, safe and smart country in Northern Europe on the East coast of the Baltic Sea.

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Research in Latvia is part of the European Research Area.

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European Recognition for the Citizen Science Platform

On June 12, the recipients of the 2024 European Union Citizen Science Award were announced. For the first time, an Honorary Mention was given to a project from the Baltic States – the citizen science digital platform iesaisties.lv, developed by the Institute of Literature, Folklore, and Art of the …

Institute of Literature, Folklore, and Art of the University of Latvia

June 13, 2024

Citizens are invited to participate in a study on food waste

58 million tons of food waste is generated in the European Union, which is approximately 131 kg per inhabitant during a year. In addition, more than half of food is wasted in households. In order to realize the extent of this problem in Latvia and to look for appropriate solutions, a group of resea…

The Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

June 13, 2024

Researcher Spotlight: Mārcis Auziņš

Prof. Mārcis Auziņš, Head of the Department of Experimental Physics of the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry, University of Latvia (UL). There is often a belief among scientists that the public should be interested in science because it is so exciting and fantastic, and if the pub…

Research Latvia

May 15, 2024

Researcher Spotlight: Vita Rovīte

Dr. biol. Vita Rovīte Head of the Molecular and Functional Genomics Research Group, Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre and Head of the Latvian National Biobank Molecular genetics has been Vita’s specialisation since the beginning of herstudies. She has received recognition for her r…

Research Latvia

April 29, 2024

Researcher spotlight: Pēteris Lakovskis

Dr. geogr. Pēteris Lakovskis Chairman of the Scientific Council and Head of the Bioeconomy Division, Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics Land resources are one of Latvia’s key assets and cornerstones of economic development, and their sustainable management has faced many challe…

Research Latvia

April 3, 2024

Researcher Spotlight: Miķelis Kirpļuks

Ph. D. Miķelis Kirpļuks, Leading researcher, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry After all, a chemical engineer is just an overqualified plumber. The research interests of chemical technologist Miķelis Kirpļuks are related to the development of innovative polymers and their extracti…

Research Latvia

February 28, 2024

Researcher Spotlight: Ilze Bargā

Dr. sc. comp. candidate Ilze Bargā, Satellite data analyst and satellite data applications developer, researcher, SIA “Baltic Satellite Service” founder and Member of the Board The wheel doesn’t have to be reinvented every time – knowledge doesn’t disappear and drives progress. The job of scie…

Research Latvia

February 2, 2024

Researcher Spotlight: Ieva Zemīte

Dr. oec. Ieva Zemīte, Associate professor and leading researcher, Institute of Culture and Arts, Latvian Academy of Culture (LAC), Director of the joint Master’s study program "Creative Industries and Growth Management" at LAC and Riga Technical University To succeed, a creative person mu…

Research Latvia

January 16, 2024

Latvia becomes EMBL's 29th member state

As EMBL's 29th full member state, Latvia joins after a three-year period as a prospect member during which engagement between EMBL and Latvian researchers significantly expanded. Latvia’s life sciences community will benefit from expanded access to the leading European research, services, and tr…

European Molecular Biology Laboratory

January 10, 2024

The calendar and exhibition "Research Latvia 2024" created by the Ministry of Education were opened in the theater house "Zirgu pasts" of the Latvian Academy of Culture

On January 8, 2024, the opening of the calendar and exhibition "Research Latvia 2024" was held in the theater house "Zirgu pasts" of the Latvian Academy of Culture. The calendar and exhibition tell about 12 Latvian scientists from different generations, scientific disciplines and institutions: Dr. …

Ministry of Education and Science

January 9, 2024

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Researcher Spotlight: Mārcis Auziņš

Prof. Mārcis Auziņš Head of the Department of Experimental Physics of the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry, University of Latvia. The professional career of physicist Mārcis Auziņš has always been associated with the UL and is undeniably regarded as a truly successful one, both in Latvia and worldwide. He has chaired the UL Senate, served as Dean of the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, and Rector of UL. He has served on the Senate of the Latvian Academy of Sciences and the Latvian Council of Science, has been a visiting professor at several universities in the UK, Germany, Israel, Taiwan and the USA, and his monographs have been published by Cambridge and Oxford University Press. 

 

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Researcher Spotlight: Vita Rovīte

Dr. biol. Vita Rovīte, Head of the Molecular and Functional Genomics Research Group, Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre and Head of the Latvian National Biobank. Molecular genetics has been Vita’s specialisation since the beginning of her studies. She has received recognition for her research on acromegaly, a rare endocrine pathology caused by a benign pituitary tumour overproducing growth hormone (GH), contributing to various comorbidities and causing increased mortality.

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Researcher spotlight: Pēteris Lakovskis

Dr. geogr. Pēteris Lakovskis, Chairman of the Scientific Council and Head of the Bioeconomy Division, Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics.

Pēteris has been actively involved in Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics research management for eight years and is currently leading the National Research Programme project “Sustainable management of land resources and landscapes: assessment of challenges, methodological solutions and proposals”, which is developing an interactive digital landscape atlas and comprehensive alternative scenarios and recommendations for the efficiency and sustainability of land resource use.

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